Very cool! I hope they do well for you, I've wanted to try some of these genera but am holding out until I have a more controlled growing environment.
Nice Pterostylis, Fred! coccinea is especially pretty, not one I'd seen before.
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Again, gorgeous plants Fred !
Wow! I've never known anyone to grow Pterostylis, I've only ever seen them in orchid books! Amazing!
Gorgeous Pterostylis flowers! Cthulhu, I can't wait to see how these grow. When will they start to wake up? Are they summer growers?
They're just starting to wake up but they're fresh imports. They're still tuned in to Southern Hemisphere winters. They'll be acclimated in the same way I do my tuberous Drosera. They'll have a shortened growing season followed by a shortened dormancy. With any luck, I'll see flowers next winter.
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You've started your collection with some tricky species. The C. flava and the Elythranthera in particular are notoriously difficult to grow, even by the so-called expert growers down here.
Most growers here use rather elaborate substrates so it will be interesting to see how you go.
Currently I grow around 200 species\forms.